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Graduate Admissions Requirements-SIS

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all programs require:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;

• Transcript from all institutions of higher learning attended. If the original transcripts/degree confirmation is not in English, certified English translations must be provided. For some programs, international applicants must provide a course by course evaluation of transcripts by World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators.

• 3.0 GPA in last 60 hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate work; and Two recommendation letters

• International students whose first language is not English, a TOEFL score of 100 IBT or an IELTS score of 7 or Pearson Test of English score of 68.

• GRE: MA applicants holding bachelor's degrees (or will hold before commencing graduate studies) from English-speaking universities are required to submit official result of the GRE. MA applicants holding master's degrees or above from English-speaking institution at the time of application are not required to submit the GRE. All PhD applicants are REQUIRED to submit the GRE. TOEFL/IELTS/PET/Kansas Test: Required for all programs if the student's native language is not English. This requirement can be waived if the student holds (or will hold before commencing graduate studies) a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university whose language of instruction is English in a country where English is also the official language.

For more information contact or +1-202-885-1646

Other Schools and Colleges

College of Arts and Sciences
Kogod School of Business
School of Communication
School of Public Affairs
Washington College of Law

School of International Service


 Area of Study   Degree Required Exam Deadline for Fall/Spring Admission Special Provisions, Application Deadlines, and Requirements
 Comparative & Regional Studies MA GRE*
(Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1

Global Environmental Policy
 GRE*  (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1

International Communication MA
 GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1

 International Development  MA  GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1
 Development Management MS  GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1
 International Economic
 MA  GRE*  (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1  
 Global Governance, Politics & Security MA
GRE*  (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1  
 International Peace &
Conflict Resolution
(Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1
International Relations

GRE*    Deadline:

June 8 (Class start August 3, 2015);

July 13 (Class start Sept. 7, 2015).

 United States Foreign Policy
and National Security
 (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1  
 International Service
(Executive Master’s degree)
Master, International Service
  (Fall)July 30 (Spring)Nov.1
International Economics
GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1
International Media
(Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1
 Ethics Peace and Global
 Joint MA- SIS/CAS
GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1

Peace and Conflict Resolution
w/ Teaching

Dual MA- SIS/CAS GRE* (Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1
 Social Enterprise MA GRE*or GMAT
(Fall)Jan. 15 (Spring)Oct.1
GMAT accepted in lieu of the GRE.
International Relations
PhD GRE Dec. 15
Fall Admission only